West High School's Weekly Updates: March 21 - March 27
New Curtains Installed in Arganbright Auditorium
Although the new curtains look great, they are also much safer than the previous curtains. The new curtains are fireproof, while the old curtains were at the end of their usable life span and had lost their fire-retardant coating. Plan to come to an event in Arganbright Auditorium and see the fresh new look.
West Falls to DM Valley in Basketball Finals
West High 39-Valley 47 in Finals of State Tournament
Team Places High in State Academic Decathlon
Registration for AP Exams Begins March 7th
Registration for AP Exams will begin on Monday, March 7th and run through Thursday, March 24th. Students are asked to pick up a Registration Form from the Guidance Office. Registration Forms AND payment are due in the Guidance Office NO LATER THAN Thursday, March 24th. The cost is $92 per exam, and checks should be made payable to West High School.For more information about AP Exams, including the testing schedule, please click here.
Seniors - Graduation Caps, Gowns, and Merchandise
Jostens will be here on Wednesday, March 23rd in the commons between the hours of 9:00 am and 1:00 pm to distribute caps and gowns and other graduation merchandise. If you have a balance due, you will need to pay the balance at the time of pick-up.
Yangtian Shangguan receives Mu Alpha Theta Summer Grant
English 9 Symposium
Symposium is a rite of passage for all English 9 students at West High. Each spring, ninth-graders select a social issue of interest and research it using a variety of information resources. This project, taught collaboratively by the English 9 teachers and the West High teacher-librarians, spans four weeks of the spring trimester. Students in Mrs. Dolson’s, Mrs. Hughes’s, and Mrs. Rocarek’s classes are already in full swing, having started their Symposium projects on March 2. Students in Mr. Hartwig’s and Mrs. Winterberg’s classes will begin on March 31, and students in Mr. Finn’s, Mrs. Nahra’s, and Ms. Jacobson’s classes will begin on April 21.
Students are encouraged to tell their parents and guardians about their Symposium research and to ask for help identifying potential sources of information. Because many of the topics are timely, students frequently mention that their families have shared articles or reports they’ve found in the news during Symposium season.
For adults helping students work on their Symposium, all handouts, including the information packet describing the project, can be found in the Class Links section of the West High Library website at www.icwestlibrary.org.
Top Five for March 21-March 27
2. Thursday, March 24 is the last day to drop a 3rd trimester class without penalty.
3. There will be an Advisory period this Thursday between periods 2 and 3.
4. The girls track team will have their first outdoor competition on Thursday at Muscatine High School.
5. The boys will also compete in their first outdoor track meet on Saturday at Cedar Rapids Jefferson.
SEI Summer Institute
View the announcement of the 2016 Summer Enrichment Institute (SEI) here: https://www.smore.com/mrknr.
Applicants should be students in good standing, currently in 8th through 11th grade enrolled in an Iowa City Community School District Junior High School or High School. Apply at the following link: http://goo.gl/forms/0BeoEoUY6H
Workplace Learning Connection Internship Opportunities
Applications for Summer and Fall Internships are currently being accepted by the Workplace Learning Connection. Current 10th and 11th graders can apply for a 45 hour practicum or a 90 hour internship. Applications are due April 1st and can be accessed at www.workplace-learning.org
Students can get 45 or 90 hours of planned, supervised career experiences. Interns learn new skills, apply classroom knowledge in a real-world setting, develop employability behaviors that better prepare them for the workplace, and gain insight that will help them make more informed post-secondary choices. Upon completion students earn elective high school credit.